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Q.Should I Trim A Newly Planted Laurel Hedge?

Zone Northern ireland | Jon1965 added on August 4, 2023 | Answered

I\’m planting cherry laurel to make a hedge. They are 60cm to 80cm and are single stem or one small branch as seen in pics. A friend has told me to trim them back by a third to get them to thicken up whereas the nursery where I got them says give them a light trim in September. What should I do?

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Answered on August 7, 2023

I would wait until early spring. This will prevent damage and allow for the best chance of recovery. These articles will help you care for you shrub:


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